Bennardo Santos

Founder of Bennardo Santos Secrets, BKDS Empire and PriDegree Design Studio and Publication Officer at NamWater

Bennardo has a remarkable academic record being first and the last student to ever get 42 points in grade 10, at Herman Gmeiner Technical Higher School (now Coastal High). He also got 42 points in grade 12. Bennardo received his BA degree in Graphic Design from the private university: Midrand Graduate Institute, Cape Town, (now Pearson Education group). He does web design, animation and graphic design. He can be found under the alias PriDegree Santos.

Who is it for?

Bennardo Santos Secrets is for those that want to succeed academically, it caters mainly for three groups:
1. Those that want to gain that extra hint to go beyond the 90% threshold.
2. Those that a struggling with a particular subject and want to pass it.
3. Those that want build a strong foundation in their academic endeavours.

Those that want to gain that extra hint to go beyond the 90% threshold

Early on in my academic career, I have learnt that for each subject that are certain things you must do in order to go beyond the 90% threshold. For instance in Math, you cannot expect to try to understand, the questions in the exams, immediately, when you look at the question, you should already be aware of which formulae to use and which steps take and write in order to get to the final answer. This thought process is available and different for each subject.

Those that a struggling with a particular subject and want to pass it.

We are not all the same, some subjects come easily to others, while to others not. However, you are expected to be exposed to as much subjects as possible in order to be knowledge and effective. It also allows your brain to move out of it’s natural or familiar comfort zone. BSS analyses why you are struggling with that particular subject and attempt to find the best tactics, strategies and steps for you to understand and pass that subject. For instance, English is not your mother tongue and have little opportunity to practice it. Therefore, it considerably affects your performance, no matter what you do. In this case BSS will provide, writing materials on grammar, writing and literature to insure that your written work is excellent and which in return can boost up your marks even though your oral is not so good.

Those that want build a strong foundation in their academic endeavours.

Numerous research reports indicated that 95% of students who had strong foundations have a higher chance of succeeding academically with benefits of being accepted to prestige Universities and take on studies which are perceived as most effective or highest paying including but not limited to Medical Doctors, Engineers, Architects, Graphic Designers etc. According to my experience, this is true. I have noticed that students who were taught by great teachers and exposed to the essences of subjects tend to perform much better than students who were at “bad school”, or had “lazy teachers” and thus not exposed to the core of subjects. Even today, I always get surprise when I hear that someone does not know things which are basics of certain subject. I always ask “weren’t you taught about it”.

Who is it not for?

Some one looking for “get rich easy scheme” or “copy and paste scheme” or looking for someone to do their homework for them. It is a process and not product. It can be applied to different scenarios (your situation and subject) to get the right answer. Students end up making the same mistakes they did at school at tertiary level. If they survived, even in their work place as well.

Method of delivery

Online platform, providing learning path and study materials.
Weekly group and individual consultations.
Access to Bennardo Santos Secrets respective class group.